The Muppets are Muffed in ‘Most Wanted’

Who knows if Jason Segel was pushed out or maybe he freely stepped away from the franchise. Either way his presence is missed in Muppets Most Wanted, not so much because he is needed in front of the camera, but his writing did breathe some charisma, energy, and an admiration for the legacy in The Muppets. The Flight of the Conchords creators, James Bobin (director) and Nicholas Stoller (writer) did return for the latest Muppet tour, but they don’t exhibit the labor of love that Segel had–and it shows.

The concept is decent at the start. Picking up from the last film, the Muppet gang breaks into the first of several musical numbers, “We’re Doing a Sequel,” that may have spoken a bit more truth than it should be so conscious of:

“We’re doing a sequel, we’re back by popular demand… that’s what we do in Hollywood,
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